The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Government Printing Office (GPO)

Permanent Workforce: 2,363 Temporary Workforce: 33 Total Workforce: 2,396

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 2,363 58.64% 41.36% 1.58% 39.56% 57.05% 1.54% 0.25%
Major Occupation:                
Printing Services 279 57.35% 42.65% 1.43% 67.03% 29.75% 1.08% 0.72%
GS-14 and GS-15* 135 77.78% 22.22% 2.96% 74.07% 20% 2.22% 0.74%
Senior Pay Level* 29 82.76% 17.24% 0% 89.65% 10.34% 0% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 40 40% 60% 5% 22.5% 72.5% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 119 66.39% 33.61% 3.36% 73.11% 22.69% 0.84% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 77 88.31% 11.69% 0% 81.82% 14.29% 2.6% 1.3%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

Employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.99% of the total government workforce in FY 2004, and of agencies with a permanent workforce of 500 or more, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at 2.23%, had the highest percentage of employees with targeted disabilities. At GPO, employees with targeted disabilities represented 1.54% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 65 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). GPO timely processed 67.7% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 34 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of GPO's 65 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 86.2% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 4.6% of the completed counselings; and 33.3% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, GPO offered ADR 0.9% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 0.9% of the complaint workload; but there were no resolutions through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    GPO completed 12% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 340 days for all investigations. In most instances, the regulations require completion of investigations within 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority was the

    only agency to complete 100% of their investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 117 days.

    GPO's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 877 days in FY 2003 to 513 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    GPO had a total of 64 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 30 pending investigation for an average of 226 days; and 2 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 886 days.

  5. Costs

    GPO agreed to pay $101 for 13 counseling settlements with benefits, an average $7.76 per counseling settled.

    GPO agreed to pay a total of $108,127 for 15 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award (including back/front pay, compensatory damages, attorney's fees, and lump sum payments) was $7,208.

    GPO expended a total of $62,024 for 25 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,481.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 62   3   65  
Settlements 12 19.35% 1 33.33% 13 20.00%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 18 29% 0 0% 18 27.69%
Complaints Filed*         29 44.61%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         5 7.69%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2004 where counseling was also completed during FY 2004.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints ADR Offers ADR Participation
# # % # %
FY 2003 Pre-Complaint Counselings 59 60 100.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 65 56 86.15% 3 4.62%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 10.16% -6.66%   0%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 126 2 2.00% 2 2.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 113 1 0.89% 1 0.89%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -10.31% -50.00%   -50.00%  

*Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2003 APD* FY 2004 APD % Change
All Counselings (minus remands) 65 44 67.69%      
All Investigations 25 3 12.00% 477 340 -28.72%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 15 5 33.33% 1,185 340 -71.30%
Dismissal Decisions 12     430 142 -66.97%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints Closed in FY 2004

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
Total Closures (49) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 15 30.61%            
Withdrawals 2 4.08%            
Dismissals 12 24.48%            
Merit Decisions 20 40.81%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 20 100.00% 15 75.00% 5 25.00% 0 0.00%


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